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BizBen Releases: Orange County Businesses Sold Stats - 2/17

Total sales of Orange County small businesses sold were up 5.9% from last month and up 17.1% from the same time last year in Orange County.

February 2017 Orange County completed small business sales transactions are listed below along with key economic data that drove these Orange County specific small business stats:

Total February 2017 Orange County Small Businesses Sold: 144

February 2017 Orange County Small Businesses Sold By City: Anaheim 22, Buena Park 6, Costa Mesa 4, Cypress 6, Fountain Valley 4, Fullerton 9, Garden Grove 9, Huntington Beach 9, Irvine 13, La Habra 1, La Palma 1, Laguna Beach 1, Laguna Hills 1, Laguna Niguel 1, Lake Forest 1, Mission Viejo 4, Newport Beach 3, Orange 19, Rancho Santa Margarita 1, San Clemente 4, San Juan Capistrano 3, Santa Ana 9, Sunset Beach 3, Tustin 3, Westminster 4, Yorba Linda 3

February 2017 Orange County Small Businesses Sold By City - Most Sales:

Anaheim22
Orange19
Irvine13
Santa Ana9
Garden Grove9
Huntington Beach9
Fullerton9
Cypress6
Buena Park6
Mission Viejo4

Percentage Increase From Last Month: Up 5.9%

Percentage Increase From This Time Last Year: Up 17.1%

Total Monthly Business For Sale Stats For Orange County - Last 6 Months:

January 2017:   136
December 2016:   113
November 2016:   106
October 2016:   152
September 2016:   138
August 2016:   125

Last Year's 2016 Total Small Businesses Sold For Orange County: 1,620

Total February 2017 Small Businesses Sold For All Of California: 1,373

Some Key Econonomic & Geographic Information That Affected Sales Of Orange County & California Small Businesses For February 2017:

  •  Consumer (Business Buyer) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Buy A Business
  •  Corporate Employment Was Up - Less People Looking To Buy A Business
  •  Holiday Or Event - Presidents Weekend - More Consumers Traveling
  •  Home Prices Steady - Greater Access To Equity
  •  Interest Rates Remained The Same - More Likely To Use To Financing
  •  Retirement Savings - Uptrend - More Access To Capital
  •  SBA Loan Financing Easier To Obtain To Buy A Business
  •  Small Business Owner (Seller) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Sell
  •  Stock Prices / Market - Uptrend - More Access To Capital

To view all small business sold stats for all Counties and Cities in California go to: California Small Businesses Sold Stats - BizBen.com Index

To view all small business sold stats for all Orange County go to: Orange County Businesses Sold Stats

To view all current Orange County small businesses for sale & businesses wanted to buy requests go to: Orange County Small Businesses For Sale / Wanted To Buy

Most Popular Search Requests Of Small Business Types Wanted By Business Buyers For This Period:

1. Self Serve Car Washes
2. Independent Or Branded Gas Stations
3. Card Automated Laundries
4. Liquor Stores
5. Branded Gas Stations With Real Estate
6. Absentee Run Businesses
7. Pre Schools
8. Postal/Mail Box Stores
9. Home-Based Businesses
10. Elderly Care Homes
11. eCommerce Websites
12. Subway Franchises
13. Fast Food Franchise Restaurants
14. Coffee, Espresso Shops
15. Convenience Stores
16. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
17. For Sale By Owner - FSBO
18. Smog Test Shops
19. Smoke & Vape Shops
20. Garage Door Repair & Services

The BizBen.com Index has been collecting stats and information regarding California Small Business sales for over 15 years. The BizBen.com Index is part of BizBen.com (established over 25 years) - which currently lists over 10,000 active California small businesses for sale, businesses wanted to buy, blog, podcast, and resources for buying and selling small to mid-sized California businesses. Peter Siegel, MBA is the Founder and Director of BizBen.com & BizBuyFinancing.com and consults daily with business buyers, and owner/sellers on the topic of buying and selling small businesses throughout California.

For More Information Regarding These Orange County Small Business Stats And Information:

Contact: Peter Siegel, MBA, BizBen.com Index Director

Phone: 866-270-6278

  Helpful Resources To Assist In Selling And Buying California Businesses
Mark Chatow, Esq.: Legal Services For Buying, Selling Businesses

Mark has a broad range of small business purchase & sale experience from analyzing potential acquisition targets to successfully guiding buyers and sellers through the purchase & sale of small businesses. Mark can assist with contracts, negotiations, legal matters, etc. Reach Mark at 949-478-8393.

Diane Boudreau-Tschetter: Escrow And Bulk Sale Services

California Business Escrow, Inc. is a full service independent escrow company serving all of California and has expertise in a wide range of escrows. Our team prides itself on providing an exceptional escrow experience. For more info phone Diane Boudreau-Tschetter at 888-383-3331 or 209-838-1100.

Willard Michlin, CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Due Diligence Services

Willard Michlin, CPA #106752, offers buyers step by step training & assistance in doing Due Diligence Services when they are thinking of making an offer, or are in process of investigating a business purchase. He helps to determine the actual net profit even when there is cash. Call 805-428-2063.

Helen Yoo: Escrow & Bulk Sale Services - Southern California

New Century Escrow, Inc. is a fully licensed & bonded independent escrow company. Over 20 years combined experience in handling bulk escrow transactions. Multi-lingual staff that speaks your language, including Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese. Call Helen Yoo direct at 626-890-1151.

Steve Erlinger: Laundry Broker, Consultant - Southern California

I specialize in the laundry industry broker and consultant in Southern California. I assist buyers navigate the many facets of finding, evaluating, and operating a laundry business. I also help current laundry owners find additional stores, sell, evaluate an existing laundromat.

Lee Petsas, Business Broker - Orange, San Diego Counties, Inland Empire

UBI Business Brokers has been successfully selling businesses in Southern California since 1965. Our Agents have over 100 years of experience in selling small to medium size businesses throughout Southern California. We service Orange County, Inland Empire, San Diego. Phone Lee at 714-363-0440.

Ryan Clark, Business Broker, Southern California

The Veld Group provides a refreshing approach to Business Brokerage, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Consulting and Valuations. From Your Street to Wall Street, we cater to Main Street Businesses as well as more complex Strategic Firms and Start-Ups. Phone Ryan at 310-652-8353.

Elizabeth McGovern: Escrow Services - SF Bay Area

McGovern Escrow Services, Inc., is a leading independent escrow company. We are a trusted partner with our clients, assisting them through the tangled bulk sale & liquor license transfer process. We provide attentive, quality & innovative customer service. Phone Elizabeth McGovern at 415-735-3645.


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